Suddenly summer is here!
Monday, June 3, 2013
I had a wonderful insight during the marvelous Bee Priestess class. The teacher, Jennifer Posada http://www.jenniferposada.com/ mentioned Joseph Campbell's insight into Guardians at the Gate. He describes the Hero's journey in his classic work and he states that the hero, once she steps into her journey (after resisting at first) encounters guardians at the gate, like gargoyles protecting the inner sanctum of the church.
These guardians are testing you.
They are making sure you have what it takes for the next phase of the journey.
They are making sure you are ready to enter that next space.
So, when things go wrong or things get in my way (like a child home sick, a thwarted plan, a task taking 20 times longer than I thought it would) it doesn't mean that I should stop and give up.
It is an opportunity to really look and ask myself.
"Do I really want to take the next step?"
"Am I doing this just because I think I should."
This gives me chance to take a breath, make a choice and start again; feeling renewed.
As opposed to what I used to do, which was wonder
"Why is this so difficult? Is this not meant to be?"
Now I think, "Oh this is just a guardian at the gate. Keep going."
Sunday, June 2, 2013
Some of my oils, spring water and brandy for making potions. I love my funnels, too.
My suitcase with crystals gleaming in the sun.
I can't get enough of the crystals in the light, all jumbled together.
Friday, May 31, 2013
I sat in the warm fragrant pine needles and tried to draw while they called me to come see the fish, turtles, newts and frogs they caught.
They found the sweetest baby painted turtle.
The birds were singing in the cool woods.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Sunday, May 26, 2013
Lily is tending to her Asian Pear tree in the front of the house.